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71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Northern lights in a winter fantasy land

Visit one of the northernmost inhabited areas in the world and experience a unique culture, amazing scenery and unique winter activities with this short but exciting tour. Spend a night in the magical Snow Hotel, dine on traditional cuisine, cruise along the famous fjords, try your hand at dog-sledding and—if conditions are right —be dazzled by the northern lights!

Self-guided tour, with planned activities.

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2814 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

Active i, Dog Sled i, Hurtigruten cruise i, Ice/Snow hotel i, Northern Lights i, Snowmobiling i

Season

20 Dec - 10 Apr

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Oslo

    For an easy and comfortable way to get to your hotel in central Oslo, we are happy to arrange a private transfer for you.
    If you arrive early, we suggest buying an Oslo Pass for free travel on all public transit along with free admission to over 30 museums and attractions plus special offers on entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. The pass can be purchased at tourist information centres or at most hotels and major attractions in the city.

    Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo.

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  • Day 2: Tromsø & Northern Lights Mystery

    Start the day with a flight to Tromsø, a small but bustling city with an abundance of art and history along with good cafes, a cosmopolitan vibe and plenty of natural beauty. After settling into your hotel, you have most of the day to explore your surroundings at your leisure.

    Later in the evening after enjoying dinner in the city, get ready to head out into the countryside for a chance to see some of the brightest northern lights in the world!* This guided coach tour also gives you a taste of Sami culture as your guide tells you about local folklore and customs while you search for the mysterious auroras.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Tromsø.
     
    * The northern lights (aurora borealis) are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Day 3: Over Frozen Scenery

    Your day begins with a guided snowmobile safari through the Arctic wilderness. Zooming up the trails to an altitude of 875 metres, this excursion gives you some spectacular views! Near the top is a frozen lake, where—time and weather permitting—you have a chance to try ice fishing. Heading back down the hill, the tour ends at the Camp Tamok wilderness centre.
    For the next leg of your journey, board the Hurtigruten ship at 18:30 for a cruise to Kirkenes. Sailing along the fjord-studded coastline, this voyage offers incredible scenery of Norway’s most famous landscapes along with on-board entertainment, gourmet dining and other relaxing amenities. For nature lovers, we recommend bringing a pair of binoculars!

    Spend the night on board the ship in a cabin with private facilities. 

    Departure from Tromsø: 18:30

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  • Day 4: North Cape at 71° North

    Today, the ship makes a stop at the world-famous North Cape (Nordkapp). Situated at 71° north, this area is well known for its beautiful Arctic landscapes and wildlife sighting opportunities. Here you have a bit of free time in the charming seaside town of Honningsvåg.

    Spend another night on board the cruise ship. 

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  • Day 5: Experience the Snow Hotel

    At 9:00 in the morning the ship arrives to Kirkenes, located 400 km (240 miles) above the Arctic Circle in far northern Norway. With a population of just 3,300, including the native Sami people, this charming town boasts an impressive range of attractions and winter activities. After heading to your hotel in the town center and leaving your luggage you can explore the town at your leisure.  

    At 17:00 it's time to head to the one-and-only Snow Hotel. After your transfer to this unique hotel and a welcome drink at the Snow Bar, enjoy a three-course meal by the fireplace at the Gabba Restaurant and then prepare for an amazing night in your special suite made of snow and ice!*

    Spend the night at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes.

    * We will provide additional information regarding your overnight at the Snow Hotel, such as details about the facilities, what type of clothing to bring, what is provided by the hotel, etc.

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  • Day 6: Dog-sledding in the Arctic Wilderness

    Spend the morning warming up in the Snow Hotel’s sauna and enjoying a hearty breakfast   This morning you will have time to try out cross country skiis, snowshoes and kick sledges. We urge you  to visit and feed the friendly resident reindeers and watch the happy huskies run.

    After some time out in the snow you can enjoy some warm drinks at the café.

    At 13:00  you will experience the true Arctic adventure - a thrilling dog sledding tour.  You will head out to the nature, covered by snow, with a frozen beneath you. This activity includes basic instruction on how to “mush”, or drive a dog sled.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Kirkenes.

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  • Day 7: Flight to Oslo & Back Home

    As your amazing time in Norway has come to an end, fly from Kirkenes to Oslo Gardermoen Airport, where you will connect to your flight home.

    Note: if you do not have enough time between flights, an additional night in Oslo can be added to your package. Contact us for details.

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Map

Here’s a map of Norway, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

I think we have fallen in love with Norway!

Dear Helena, We are now back home in England. I just wanted to say thank you from me and Rosie for organising our holiday so efficiently. We had the most wonderful time and we were quite sad to leave! I think we have fallen in love with Norway! All the hotels and excursions were really good and we loved the snowmobile and dog sledding. The Snow Hotel was amazing. The Trollfjord trip was incredible also. And we saw the northern lights 3 times! This was quite possibly the best holiday we gave ever had. So thanks once again, it was a pleasure to be looked after so well by you.
 

I think we have fallen in love with Norway!

Dear Helena, We are now back home in England. I just wanted to say thank you from me and Rosie for organising our holiday so efficiently. We had the most wonderful time and we were quite sad to leave! I think we have fallen in love with Norway! All the hotels and excursions were really good and we loved the snowmobile and dog sledding. The Snow Hotel was amazing. The Trollfjord trip was incredible also. And we saw the northern lights 3 times! This was quite possibly the best holiday we gave ever had. So thanks once again, it was a pleasure to be looked after so well by you.

Delight to work with!

Helena was one of the best travel consultants I have ever worked with. She quickly answered all questions and was a delight to work with!

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

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Price per person from

Approx 2814 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
 
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  • A valid driver’s license is required for the snowmobile tour. Participants under 18 years old are not allowed to drive the snowmobiles.   
  • Protective outerwear and safety gear (e.g., helmet, overalls, etc.) is provided locally for outdoor activities like dog-sledding and snowmobiling tours. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to bring a warm winter parka and trousers, plenty of thermal layers, a pair of insulated boots and insulated gloves/mittens, hat and scarf. 
  • In northern Norway, the northern lights activity is strongest between mid October to mid April. Displays can only be seen at night if skies are clear. Please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed. 
  • Some of the activities are dependent on weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered. 
  • Age limit for this tour: 7 years
Note
  • Due to fluctuating vacancy aboard the cruise portion of this tour, we advise you to contact us to confirm availability on your desired travel dates before booking other components of your travels (e.g. flights).
  • If the tour is booked less than 3 months prior to arrival, the overall package price may be subject to change due to possible fare increases for domestic flights. Be assured that we will notify you of any price changes before your payment is completed.
  • This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodations, rental car and train or cruise travel (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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